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I am `Lex from #HorizonLabs and #DrunkPete "fame". I am a Marvel fanboy, and am a big enough geek that my kids are named after a famous literary bird, a verse-traveling space hooker, and the first lady of Star Trek/computer AI. Feel free to drop me a line if you're curious about anything else, or check out my Mastodon instance.

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2022 January 16

Well, if the end of The Expanse didn’t make you swear off our table, we have a few different newcomers, though neither seem to be aiming for quite the same niche.  Naomi (thanks again, visionary_coward!) joins The CW’s DC collection with her second episode sees Naomi grilling her parents.  If family television isn’t your thing, but you still want some DC action, Peacemaker’s second week (fourth episode) airs this week.  It is definitely not family friendly, but the opening credits should give you a good idea of how seriously they take everything.  Superman and Lois continues to try to find a direction for their second season.  The Legends turn their mansion into a 90s reality show, but in hell.  Batwoman is after the original Poison Ivy while the new one is still on the run.  The Blacklist tells us how Dembe joined the FBI.  We also have Midwives, Star Trek: Prodigy, and Boba Fett, but no details about what’s in their episodes.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2022 January 9

“When are my CW shows Dropping?” Complains my fellow bureaucrats.  Well, good news, that week is this week!  First, we have the most drastic of circumstances in the most gentle way possible as Call the Midwife deals with some devastating diagnosis.  Superman & Lois come back for season two, setting the scenes for smalltown drama.  Meanwhile on Tatooine, Boba Fett and Agent May continue to try to consolidate power.  The Legends pick their season up as Sara realizes they aren’t exactly good for the timeline (No word on if Marvin actually makes an appearance.)  Batwoman gives us some of Renee’s backstory.  Star Trek: Prodigy reveals some more of the ships backstory.  The Blacklist plays tennis.  We also get the series finale in an extra long episode that I expect will have trouble wrapping up all the available plot lines.

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Bureau 42 Review – Doctor Who – “Eve of the Daleks”

New Year’s Eve is really not an event, in that the only thing special about it is that we have our own, human-made calendar, and it happens to flip over on the next day.  It isn’t even accurate outside of a few miles thanks to time zones.  That means that it is purely made up for marking Time, which means we probably should have been celebrating it with Doctor Who all along.  This year, Chris continues his tradition of preferring New Years to the traditional holiday special, and bringing back our favorite holiday villains.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2022 January 2

Happy New Year!  I hope you had fun, and if you had too much fun there is plenty of time to recover this week, as the Table is very light.  Call the Midwife returns for its 11th season.  Boba Fett furthers his attempt to conquer Tatooine’s underworld.  Star Trek: Prodigy returns from its break.  The Blacklist gives us a flashback show telling us what happened after the previous decades star died.  The Expanse takes us for its second to last episode, bringing everyone together.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 December 26

Happy Boxing Day 📦 and welcome to the last update for 2021!  Season four of Cobra Kai drops, which I think makes this show  bigger than the movies that spawned it.  If you didn’t get enough animated magic for the holiday season, Zatanna is getting some more allies on Young Justice.  Mrs. Brown’s Boys continues the holiday specials, continuing Mammy’s holiday special.  Otherwise, The Doctor is our Holiday Special gateway into space, as she gets to face the Daleks again.  Our only two regularly scheduled shows are both taking place in the future, in space.  The Expanse deals with Ceres Station and Discovery also deals with the politics as the galaxy converges to discuss the DMA.

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Bureau 42 Review – Spider-Man: No Way Home [Spoiler-free]

I did my best to avoid spoilers before seeing this moving, ignoring the barrage of rumors, news articles, and news articles about rumors, even avoiding trailers until one was sprung on me before an unrelated movie.  I am going to keep this review Spoiler-Free, and I ask everyone to do so in the comments as best as you can.  I don’t want anyone afraid to Continue reading →

Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 December 18

Happy Holidays!  Our genre show producers, or at least schedulers, have taken their holiday break through Yule, but on Wednesday the finale of Hawkeye drops, hopefully following up on their Studio-spanning surprise guest,  The Wheel of Time also drops a season finale, are the Dragon Reborn listens to Dark reason.  Discovery doesn’t give us a description, but the Rocinate takes to battle with Earth and Mars across the Expanse.  For the other big holiday, Call The Midwife and Mrs. Brown’s Boys drop a special.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 December 11

Is it me, or do we have less to watch this week?  It could be because I am so behind I am not noticing the new things that need to be added, so always feel free to suggest something in the comments.  We do have eight new episodes of The Witcher, which my eldest daughter and wife have been eagerly anticipating.  Riverdale will have its 100th episode.  Hawkeye gives us the penultimate episode.  The Wheel of Time’s revolutions gives us revelations.  Young Justice and Star Trek: Discovery are fuzzy on the details, but The Expanse wasn’t this week, telling us about the Rocinante being the linchpin for the war.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 December 5

There are a lot of old favorites returning this week, but first Doctor Who’s Season of Flux comes to a close.  The Flash’s event season continues, and I admit I hadn’t quite realized it was an event season until this description, and we get guest stars a plenty.  Guest stars continue to show up, as Riverdale is visited by a fan favorite Netflix witch.  The Wheel of Time has multiple faceoffs.  The Blacklist is the only other show to give us a description, telling us about an old crime family in therapy.  Hawkeye and Discovery also have new episodes, which don’t need descriptions to get me interested in them.  Adding to the list of description-less shows I am thrilled to watch, The Expanse returns for season six.

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Bureau’s Breakroom’s Television Table – Week beginning 2021 November 28

I hope everyone has a quiet week with family, regardless of last week’s turkey consumption, because this week is lighter on television.  This week, Lost in Space will drop its third and final season.  The Doctor continues to uncover her past while sorting out The Flux, The Flash visits The Hall of Justice with Black Lightning, Riverdale makes Rivervale make tough choices,  Young Justice gives us some magic, and The Legends give us a Bebbo Christmas special.  Wheel of Time introduce some new faces.  We don’t get synopsis, but I am still most interested in Hawkeye and the crew of Star Trek: Discovery.

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